Limited Edition ROTF Deluxe Class Dead End in Japan

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  1. solitudinal

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  2. flamingunicron

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    limited edition probably means store exclusive
     
  3. Jarodimus

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    ^ Yep. "Limited" in Japan, like Swerve and Stalker Scorponok.
     
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    Yeap. You must be a Toy Hobby Market member to buy it. They also just used the stock photos from Hasbro's Dead End, and the info on the page doesn't specify any changes to the figure.
     
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    I don't see any difference ... maybe they are just getting him there? no idea ...
     
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    There's no difference at all, or that's what Toy Hobby Search says. Should just be like Swerve and Amazon Japan.
     
  7. star11scream

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    Now takara is losing it
     
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    Why? They're doing this all the time. Cybertron Supreme Starscream and Movie 1 Brawl were both TRU Japan exclusives.
     
  9. MegaHavok

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    Seriously, villains don't sell as well as they do in the states so this is very common
     
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    Not so much to do with "villains" as with "redecos".

    See Stalker Scorponok. See Swerve. See Recon Barricade. All exclusives in Japan.
     
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    Unless it's a departure from the norm, it will be EXACTLY the same as its US counterpart, with no paint changes.

    And it's $70, not $60... aye carumba!
     
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    man for that price I'd want to see something special.
     
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    Japan does like their limited edition exclusives.
     
  15. Jarodimus

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    So, put basically, it's Dead End plus a $58 sticker. Awesome.
     
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    Maybe it is all of the extra purple on him? Idk I am happy with my Sideways and this is just like an ugly monkey/face plate version of him....
     
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    What extra purple? They are using a stock Hasbro pic after all.
     
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    The new BBTS newsletter mentions specific changes in paint to this version. I deleted it already from my inbox. Does anybody still have a copy?

    BBTS doesn't generally offer Japan exclusives that are the same colours as those available at retail stateside. The only example I can think of is the Toys Dream exclusive Cybertron deluxe Convoy. BBTS won't offer the unchanged Amazon Swerve, etc. because it's just bad business practice.

    If they have a pre-order up for this item, at such a high price, I trust that they know what they are talking about. And if it ends up being the same colours, I wouldn't be surprised if they canceled their orders altogether.

    EDIT: Found it! Here's what they say:

    "RD-05 DEAD END JAPANESE EXCLUSIVE
    We've got a number of this Japanese exclusive up for pre-order. This import version is said to be similar to the American release, but with different colors and more silver, pink and black, although the details are a bit sketchy at present. We've got it listed at $69.99, and expect it to arrive late December."
     
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    The product description on BBTS' page doesn't mention any changes in the deco. If anyone has the newsletter info please add it to this thread.
     
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    RD-05 DEAD END JAPANESE EXCLUSIVE
    We've got a number of this Japanese exclusive up for pre-order. This
    import version is said to be similar to the American release, but with
    different colors and more silver, pink and black, although the details are
    a bit sketchy at present. We've got it listed at $69.99, and expect it to
    arrive late December.

    Sketchy details my ass. :lol 
     

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